One of the better area elementary schools, but that is not saying much. Some good teachers and the office staff is great, but the pace program is a joke and not worth the time. PTA does nothing for the students just a political group that sponcers lunches for the teachers as a way to promote their own kids. Lucy the lunchroom lady is great and knows almost all the students names. She is one in a million.
High Country has a wonderful and friendly office staff, that always greets you with a smile. An awesome hands-on principal, She is out greeting the kids in the morning and visit classrooms often. I feel blessed that my sons transfer request was approved, I would not want him to go anywhere else. and he is excited to go to school, as a parent that means more that any star rating :)
huh, temporary building.........not sure what this comment is referring to, there is no temporary building, the school is almost new, 10 years old and all student are comfortable seated in classrooms. This school is a awesome.
To the June 27 post about not being exemplary: HMMM--They are EXEMPLARY!!!!!! There was a letter sent out weeks ago with several schools ratings incorrect-High Country being one of those. Go to www.emsisd.com and verify it. The teachers at this school go over and beyond to give the students at High Country the best educational experience possible. The class sizes are larger than some schools, but this school has MANY transfer requests EVERY year because parents want their children at this wonderful campus. If you are that unhappy, put a request in and take your child somewhere else. I'm sure the district would approve it. Way to go HC--EXEMPLARY ONCE AGAIN!!!
Was exemplary. Now just recognized. Hmmm. Class sizes are larger than listed on this site. They even had temporary buildings until this year. They were only removed because the city made them get rid of them. Great Schools also says High Country is exemplary. It isn't.
My daughter attended this school for the 1st time this year. She has done an outstanding job in her classes, has a great teacher. Nothing but great comments for this school !!
My daughter has Mrs. Lenth this year and yes she is an AWESOME teacher. She is so consistent in everything she does. We feel so blessed that she is giving Ash a terrific start to grade school.
My son attended this school during his Kindergarten and 1st grade years. I was impressed with what he learned at such a young age. The school makes the first 6 weeks of 1st grade challenging, but afterwards, you are grateful for that strong discipline. Mrs. Lenth is a tough 1st grade teacher, but she is awesome!
There are no reading classes for the kids that need a little more help.
I have two children who currently attend High Country Elementary. My oldest child is about to start his 5th year at High Country. I love the school. We have some of the most loving people that work at our school! The teachers are the best and they work very well as a team. The teachers and staff are very involved with the PTA and are amazing people. The school's PTA is very involved in making monthly programs possible and helping make every year wonderful for the students! I would recommend this school to everyone.
High Country is a great school because of the unity and caring attitude of it's teachers. They genuinely love the students. The principal lacks social skills, interaction with the students, parents and faculty and a severe lack of care of tomorrow's future. The school offers many quality programs such as a student choir, cup stacking club, community service projects, and special programs (opera, author visits, special pe programs, family math night, etc) to provide the kids with exceptional education experiences. Overall, with the exception of the principal and some ridiculous policies set at that level, the students are receiving a good education.
This school needs a change in leadership. The teachers are good, but they are mostly very young and they need better guidance. If you have a problem with a teacher, move to another school. Do not expect your problem to be solved.
I am very disappointed with school administrators and district leaders. Despite repeated attempts to get information regarding current school/district policies, all such requests have been ignored.
This school has high expectations for it's students. If you are a parent who really has no high standards for your child's education, then this is not the school for you. The teachers are wonderful and loving to the students!
Great school...Great teachers...Principal is not very involved and doesnt seem to want parents around
This is my two children's 3rd year at High Country and we absolutely love it. I have one special needs child and he get's all the help and one-on-one attention he needs to help him succeed. I would highly recommend this school to everyone I know.
I have three children who attend High Country Elementary. I am very impressed with how well the teachers work together to plan lessons yet tailor their instruction to the needs of their individual classroom. (I see evidence of this first hand because I have twins in separate classes.) There is a wonderful parent volunteer base, high community involvement, and an active PTA. We have many night time programs so working parents can also interact with their child in the school environment. I love walking down the halls and seeing all of the work the students are doing. I am proud of the school my children attend!
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